Bookishness: Week of September 3, 2012

Happy Labour Day! Here’s hoping your day involves at least an hour or two (or seven) of reading somewhere pleasant.

Look, a new thing “Personal publishing is like voting. In theory, it’s the very definition of empowerment. In reality, it’s an excellent way for your personal shout to be cancelled out by someone else’s shout.” 13 Ways of Looking at Medium, the new blogging/sharing/discovery platform from @ev and Obvious.

Heavy lifting Put away your paperbacks, we’re moving into hardcover season. Announced this week: The Edna Staebler Award shortlist and the Toronto Book Award finalists.

Quotidiana “N. 1. The land of everyday, commonplace things; 2. The online compendium of 383 public-domain essays.”

(Image via the State Library of Queensland, Australia flickr)